Cohesin, CTCF and lymphocyte antigen receptor locus rearrangement.


Journal Article (Review)

The somatic recombination of lymphocyte antigen receptor loci is integral to lymphocyte differentiation and adaptive immunity. Here we review the relation of this highly choreographed process with the zinc finger protein CTCF and with cohesin, a protein complex best known for its essential functions in post-replicative DNA repair and chromosome segregation during the cell cycle. At lymphocyte antigen receptor loci, CTCF and cohesin shape long-range interactions and contribute to V(D)J recombination by facilitating lineage- and developmental-stage-specific transcription and accessibility.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seitan, VC; Krangel, MS; Merkenschlager, M

Published Date

  • April 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 153 - 159

PubMed ID

  • 22440186

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22440186

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-4981

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England